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Robert Blanchard

Budget Office Misquoted on MalPractice Reform

If you start seeing headlines that medical malpractice reforms could result in substantial savings to the health care system, don’t beleive it. The Congreesional Budgret Office released a repot that…

Robert Blanchard

Broker Problems

Everyday my firm sees new cases of people having lost too much money in the stock market. While those who were speculating in the market deserve to suffer the ups and downs of the market, many are…

Robert Blanchard

Sotomayor Not a Big Change to the Court

Despite the feigned outrage over one or two comments that Justice Sotomayor has made over the course her long and illustrious judicial career, there is no major change being brought about by her…

Robert Blanchard

Washington Ruling Bad for Asbestos Victims

The Supreme Court of Washington State has issued two bad rulings for asbestos victims, in the cases of Braaten v. Saberhagen and Simonetta v. Viad Corporation. the gist of these ruling is that…

Robert Blanchard

McCain Picks Palin

Hard to stay away from politics. McCain’s pick of Palin is obviously good for Obama. Picking a woman despite her lack of experience looks like a desperate trick. Surprise! Of course, this is not the…

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Highpoints at the Democratic Convention

Departing from my usual topics, I will point out the obvious, trial lawyers are watching this election closely and cannot afford another Republican administration. If you think the Bush judges will…

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Undue Influence in West Virginia

A recent New York Times article exposed how a major corporation has access to governmental favors not enjoyed by ordinary citizens. In a lawsuit currently on appeal to the Supreme Court of West…

Robert Blanchard

FDA Had Warned Digitek Maker – Where was the follow up?

Researchers have found a warning letter from all the way back in 2006 that the FDA’s parent agency Health and Human services had warned the makers of the now-recalled heart medication back in 2006…

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Law Firm Sounds Alarm on Asbestos Reform

By way of a recent interview on GoLeft TV, my firm is looking to bring the spotlight back on the efforts of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce effort to victimize those suffering with asbestos related cancer. Citing a long string of court victories, the Chamber’s National Camber Litigation Center is letting everyone know it is stepping up its tort reform effort in 2008. The most likely target will be…

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Allstate Suspended In Florida

Well they finally made the Florida legislature mad enough to do something. For years Allstate has promised to lower rates if given various tort reforms and other perks from our lawmakers. The state always fell for it (read “insurance money political contributions”), but the companies never lowered their rates and the consumers continued to pay through the nose, only with more and more of their…